‘That’s how we do it’: Jaden Smith, Trevor Noah, Bonang react to Will slap

The award-winning actor later accepted the Actor in a Leading Role award for King Richard onstage during the 94th Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre, shortly after slapping Oscars host Chris Rock.

An emotional Will Smith also tearfully apologised for his actions and also compared his role as a husband and father to that of Richard, who is the father of tennis aces Venus and Serena Williams.

Will Smith said:

“Richard Williams was a fierce defender of his family. In this time in my life, I am overwhelmed by what God is calling on me to do and be in this world.”

“I know, to do what we do, we got to be able to take abuse. You gotta be able to have people talk crazy about you.”

“In this business, you gotta be able to have people disrespecting you, and you gotta smile and pretend like that’s OK.”

“I want to apologise to Academy, I want to apologise to all my fellow nominees. This is a beautiful moment and I am not crying for winning an award.”

“It’s not about winning an award for me. Art imitates life. I look like the crazy father, just like Richard Williams. But love will make you do crazy things.”

“Thank you. I hope the Academy invites me back.”

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